Healthy eating,  Heart

heart healthy breakfast ideas-The right start for your morning

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day because of the majority of nutrients are absorbed at that time to help carry you throughout the day.

According to Time it is reported that the people who skip this meal are more then likely to overeat later on in the day. The American Heart Association also reported that people who neglected breakfast are likely to develop more heart disease and diabetes.

More important then eating breakfast is the eating the right type.

What do I mean by the right one?

I basically mean a heart healthy breakfast that has more positives for your body, because let’s face it whether you eat breakfast in the morning or not it wouldn’t be beneficial to your well being if you eat an unhealthy choice of foods.

But do not worry on this post I will walk you through heart healthy breakfast ideas that you can start implementing as soon as the next morning.

Keep in mind that these ideas are just a few of the heart healthy ideas I have for keeping your heart healthy from the morning.

Almond bread

On one of my post I did talk about choosing the right bread that is heart healthy (heart healthy bread) and I mentioned almond bread as onehealthy breakfast ideas of these bread which are good for your heart.

Here I will just give you a simple recipe you can follow to make this bread.

Tools

  • Oven pan
  • Big bowl
  • Oven

Ingredients

  • 1 cup of almond flour
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon of baking powder.
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • 2 tablespoon of olive oil.
  • 1/4 cup of flaxseed meal

Step 1

Grease the oven pan lightly. Preheat the oven to 180 degree Celsius.

Step 2

Using a bowl mix the almond flour, eggs, flaxseed meal, salt, baking powder and olive oil. Mix until the dough is smooth. Transfer the dough to the oven pan that is preheated.

Step 3

Bakes until the dough turns brownish gold (about 40-45 minutes).

 

Berry-Banana Cauliflower Smoothieheart healthy breakfast ideas

Are you a person who prefers a light breakfast? well if you are then this option is definitely a must for you.

This breakfast is basically the usage of fruits and veggies to make a great smoothie.

If you have read my heart healthy drinks you will know the health benefits of smoothies in your meals.

Tools

  • Blender

Ingredients

  • 1 cup of mixed blue berries
  • 1 cup of frozen rice cauliflower
  • 1 cup of frozen banana
  • 1 tablespoon of syrup
  • 2 cups of almond milk (unsweetened flavor)

Step 1

Pour in berries, banana, cauliflower, almond milk and syrup into your blender.

Step 2

Blend the mixture until it gets smooth.

 

If you would like to do this smoothie or any other and you are looking for a reliable blender to use I would recommend checking my review of The Ninja Proffesional Blender BL 610 here.

Whole wheat brown muffin with avocado and mustardheart healthy breakfast idaes

If you are a person who enjoys eating more interesting and out of the box food this option could be your next favorite meal. This is part of heart healthy snack ideas that I talked about on one of my posts.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup of avocado
  • 2 boiled eggs
  • 1 tablespoon of whole grain mustard
  • 2 whole grain muffin
    heart healthy breakfast ideas

Step 1

Split each muffin in half and toast it (until brownish).

Step 2

Add mustard and then avocado on the English muffin and serve with eggs.

 

Banana bread with Avocado spread

This meal is one of my favorite for the morning especially because it combines all the nutrients needed to keep you full throughout the day while not compromising on the taste.

Let’s look at the ingredient to make this meal.heart healthy breakfast ideas

  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon of baking soda
  • 1/2 cup of honey
  • 1 tablespoon of brown bread
  • 1 cup of almond milk
  • 2 cups of wheat flour
  • 3 large of ripe bananas (mash them into one cup)
  • 1 cup of applesauce
  • Large bowl

Let’s see the steps to make this banana bread.

Step 1

Grease oven tray with a bit of olive oil (about 1 teaspoon). Heat the oven to 180 degree Celsius.

Step 2

Use the large bowl and mix in the apple sauce, honey and brown sugar. Add your 2 eggs and beat well.

Add in the mashed banana and almond milk in this bowl and stir the mix. Add baking powder and 1/2 cup of salt.

Step 3

Fold the flour into the mixture of the banana you just did without over mixing.

Step 4

Put in the mixture into the oven pan that you prepared.

Step 5

Bake for 45 minutes (until the mixture is tough and well cooked inside).

Step 6

When the banana bread has cooled down after you take it out of the oven you can slice it up and spread it with avocado.

Yogurt with Granola and grapesheart healthy breakfast ideas

If you are looking for heart healthy breakfast ideas yogurt and granola are always one of the most well known and popular meals for your health journey.

Not only do you have a heart healthy food like yogurt (you can check out the heart health benefits of Yogurt here), but you also have grapes which are known for boosting heart health.

This is a complete meal if you ask me.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups of Greek or plain yogurt
  • 1 cup of granola
  • 1 cup of red, green or black grapes

Step 1

Cup all grapes in half

Step 2

Put the yogurt in to bowls.

Step 3

Mix the yogurt evenly.

Step 4

Add the grapes on the yogurt evenly.

 

Final thoughts

These are some of my most healthy choices for your breakfast. Bear in mind that the foods I have mentioned are not the only ones when it comes to health.

I chose these due to the ease in which they can be prepared which will make your life not only healthier but also more efficient.

Remember these choices are based on giving you heart health so it is advisable to have these foods when you are serious about improving your hearth health.

I hope you enjoyed the heart healthy breakfast ideas in this article and I hope they can be an integral part of your life.

I would like to hear your thoughts about these foods, you can comment below.

 

 

 

17 Comments

  • Matts Mom

    Ok, I really love all of these breakfast ideas! Every one of them sounds delicious! Then you even have the recipes to make them. Wonderful post for a great healthy breakfast. I never thought about incorporating avocado into my breakfast, but I love them and all the recipes sound great!

  • Evelynn

    Hi, simply love your post. The idea behind healthy eating is not just for physical health but mental health too. I noticed that once I started to incorporate healthy meals into my diet, I became so much calmer and the mental noise subsided. I would definitely encourage anyone who really wants to improve the quality of their overall well-being to start with your delicious recipes.

    • Thabo

      Hey Evelynn

      I am glad you enjoyed my article. It is really amazing once your start eating healthy how your life is. I can also say the same sentiments of mental health once I started eating heart healthy.

  • Heather

    Thank you so much for these wonderful breakfast ideas. I loved the combination Banana Bread and Avocado, two of my favorite things that I have never thought to combine. I will be making this for my family this weekend! It is true Breakfast is the most important meal of the day and you have just made it a whole lot easier and healthier.

    • Thabo

      Hey Heather

      I am glad you love the banana bread with avocado it is one of my favorites too.
      I am very glad I could help your family be heart healthy.

      I am sure your family will enjoy these recipes too because of the great taste

  • Donald

    I really appreciate this post. I have a tendency to sometimes skip breakfast because of the same old same. And end up getting a unhealthy snack or biscuit soon after. I am really looking forward for breakfast. Thanks so much

    • Thabo

      Hey Donald

      The reason you end up eating unhealthy is the lack of healthy breakfast in the morning which will keep you fuller for longer. I hope you can try some of these recipes to help you stay very healthy.

  • Vicki

    YuM!!!! I love the smoothie recipe and the whole wheat muffin with eggs
    Yum and so good for you
    I am bookmarking to come back and take note of these delicious recipes
    So healthy and I can’t wait to try them
    Thank you

    • Thabo

      Hey Vicki

      I am very glad you enjoyed these heart healthy recipes. My favorite is the banana bread and avocado which it did last night 🙂

  • Fleur Allen

    Thabo I wholeheartedly agree with you breakfast is a must. I simply can’t walk out of the home without having it. I actually did last week and I just couldn’t focus and yes I ate much more throughout the day. Out of your suggestions, I prefer the smoothie recipe it fits my regime of a smoothie for breakfast this week as we are at the beginning of spring here in Australia.

    • Thabo

      Hey Fleur

      It is so great to hear your testimony of how not eating breakfast affected your eating habits.
      Smoothies are a great breakfast choice since they are very smooth and light which enable you to be fuller for longer and on top of that it keeps you hydrated.

  • Melinda

    One of the best things that you can have in the morning for breakfast is protein. It keeps you full for hours without spiking your insulin levels. I personally have bacon and eggs or steak and eggs for breakfast. A good dose of meat and protein is full of nutrition. (I realize that some people believe meat is bad for you, but I feel great on it.)

    • Thabo

      Hey Melinda

      I do agree that protein is the best for the morning and that is one I have meals which have protein like avocado.

      Meat is not bad as long as it is eaten in proper moderation. I would recommend going for lean meat if you opt for meat.

  • Vanna Denham

    Thank you for these exciting alternatives. I tend to skip breakfast
    because I’m rushing or I don’t want a heavy traditional breakfast.
    I can’t wait to try the Berry-Banana Cauliflower Smoothie since it
    does not include dairy. Is there a particular syrup one should use?

    V. Pearl

    • Thabo

      I am happy this post was helpful to make you more heart healthy in the morning. Yes I also hate traditional breakfast thus I stick to the light and healthy breakfast.
      I would recommend using marble syrup for this recipe as it is the best combination.

  • Vanna Denham

    I tend to skip breakfast either because I’m rushing and or don’t like
    the heavy traditional breakfast. I will definitely try the Berry-Banana
    Cauliflower smoothie since it does not have dairy. Is there any particular
    kind of syrup you use in this recipe?

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